Bayern Munich failed in a late transfer swoop for Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham, it has been revealed by The Sun.
Bellingham has recently been in Germany to finalise a medical with a move to Borussia Dortmund, which will see him become the world’s highest paid teenager, with wages of £60,000 a week being quoted.
Bellingham has caught the eye with a number of impressive performances for Birmingham this season, in his breakthrough campaign with the Blues.
At the age of 17, he has chipped in with four goals and three assists for the first-team, whilst making 42 appearances for the club, who have struggled for a positive run of results since returning to competitive action earlier this year.
The Sun revealed that Bayern Munich looked to outbid Dortmund to sign Bellingham, and even offered to beat the sizeable wages on offer from their rivals.
Dortmund have won the race to sign the in-demand Birmingham star though, with the German giants paying a fee of up to £30million for him.
Bellingham will be hoping that he can finish this year’s campaign strongly with Birmingham, starting with a positive showing against play-off chasing Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday.
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He’s a player with a bright future ahead of him.
I think Bellingham would have thought long and hard about his future, and I think he’s made the right decision in choosing to move to Borussia Dortmund.
They’ve already shown that they’re willing to give a chance to younger players in the first-team, and Bellingham will be hoping that he can follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho, who has been brilliant since signing for the club.
It’s interesting to hear that Bayern Munich made a late bid for the Birmingham youngster, but I think he’s definitely made the right call in opting to move to Dortmund.